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Angry Indian Farmers to Protest Near Parliament

Indian farmers, protesting over three new farm laws they say threaten their livelihoods, will start a sit-in near parliament in the center of the capital New Delhi in a renewed push to pressure the government to repeal the laws. In the longest-running growers’ protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, …

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Africa’s Urban Future

In this edition of Straight Talk Africa, host Haydé Adams looks at Africa’s urban development. She is joined by Wandile Mthiyane, architect and CEO of Ubuntu Design Group, Emana Nsikan-George, climate researcher and sustainability practitioner on climate actions, Christian Benimana, managing director of MASS Design Group and Johnny Miller, photographer of …

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Tanzania’s Main Opposition Leader Freeman Mbowe Arrested

Tanzania’s main opposition party, the Party for Democracy and Progress, also known as Chadema, says police have detained their leader Freeman Mbowe.  Mbowe was arrested before he was scheduled to speak at a conference to announce demands for constitutional reforms. The statement from Chadema’s Communication Director John Mrema, shared on …

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Haiti Opposition Rejects Support of Prime Minister-designate

Some members of Haiti’s opposition say they will not support Prime Minister-designate Ariel Henry, whom President Jovenel Moise named to the position a day before he was assassinated. Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph has led the country since the president was killed inside his private residence in the early hours of July 7.   On Saturday, the …

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Biden Hosting Talks with Jordanian King

U.S. President Joe Biden hosts Jordan’s King Abdullah at the White House Monday with several key regional issues on the agenda, as well as a show of support for the Jordanian leader after a challenge to his rule.  “It will be an opportunity to discuss the many challenges facing the Middle East …

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